Extending the prolific tear that kicked off with the 2012 release of Silver Age and intensified with Beauty & Ruin in 2014, Bob Mould confirms the release of Patch The Sky out March 25th, 2016 on Merge Records.
Once again featuring his stalwart band of Jason Narducy on bass and Jon Wurster on drums, Patch The Sky is a triumph of opposing forces and properties—as is to be expected from the master of balancing personal darkness with melodic brightness.
Tracklisting for Patch The Sky is as follows:
01. Voices In My Head
02. The End of Things
03. Hold On
04. You Say You
05. Losing Sleep
06. Pray For Rain
07. Lucifer And God
08. Daddy’s Favorite
09. Hands Are Tied
10. Black Confetti
11. Losing Time
For the first taste of the album, Mould presents the video for “Voices In My Head” directed by Alicia J. Rose. Watch it below.
Yesterday, Stereogum broke the news of Patch The Sky in the form of a Cover Story for which Bob took writer Ryan Leas on a historical walking tour of Bob’s own New York. Over the course of an epic day’s journey covering multiple locations and eras throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, Bob offered up unique insight into his singular personal history and experiences that have informed his present and future. His overall approach to writing, how his work always catalogues his life, this “third act” resurgence he’s found himself in were all explored—including Patch The Sky’s place on the ongoing saga and the power he finds working with his longtime band in the studio and onstage.
Speaking of… Bob Mould’s 2016 tour dates in support of Patch The Sky have been confirmed and are detailed below.
2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
04/20/16 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
04/22/16 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04/23/16 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04/26/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
04/27/16 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
04/29/16 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/30/16 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
05/01/16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
05/03/16 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
05/04/16 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
05/06/16 – Chicago, IL – Metro
05/07/16 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
05/10/16 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
05/11/16 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
05/13/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
05/14/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
05/15/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent